U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a $50 million investment last week to help expand access to healthy school meal programs. Vilsack says the USDA funds will increase collaboration between schools, food producers and suppliers. Additionally, the agency is investing $10 million in schools to expand nutrition education.

One of the grants already allocated is to the Illinois Public Health Institute, which will work with partners to focus on underserved and rural school districts in Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana. USDA also proposed a regulatory change meant to give schools the option to provide healthier school meals at no additional cost.

Read more on Vilsack’s school meal investment here.